Newcastle City Learning

Improve your Acrylic Painting

Newcastle City Learning
In Newcastle upon Tyne

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Important information

Typology Course
Location Newcastle upon tyne
Duration 9 Weeks
  • Course
  • Newcastle upon tyne
  • Duration:
    9 Weeks

You will experiment with a range of acrylic painting techniques and methods that help to broaden your brush skills. You will explore abstraction and using landscapes and portraits as subject matter. You will be encouraged to work from your own source material. You will undertake research to aid the production of your art creating a portfolio charting the progress of your artwork with accompanying reflective written work. Your final piece of work will be reflective of the methods and ideas explored on the course.

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Where and when
Starts Location
On request
Newcastle upon Tyne
Regent Farm Road, NE3 3HD, Tyne and Wear, England
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Starts On request
Newcastle upon Tyne
Regent Farm Road, NE3 3HD, Tyne and Wear, England
See map

Frequent Asked Questions

· Who is it intended for?

This course would suit anyone who would like to expand on their painting skills.

· Requirements

Some experience of painting would be beneficial but is not a requirement of the course. You should also be dexterous (able to hold and use equipment)

What you'll learn on the course


Course programme

How will I learn?

Through group discussion, demonstration and one-to-one tutoring you will discuss art and undertake exercises. You will create a portfolio of art experiments and a finished artwork with accompanying reflective written notes

How will my progress be monitored and assessed?

Your portfolio of work will be shown to your tutor who will advise you on progress and provide verbal and written feedback.

Progression opportunities

You can progress onto other arts courses in a choice of subjects. Your tutor will be able to advise

What equipment or materials will I need to provide?

Learners will be expected to provide all painting materials used in class.
Materials will be discussed in depth at the first session.
Estimated costs of materials needed are between £30 and £50.
You will also require some photographs for use as reference material.
Please bring your acrylic painting kit to the first class.

What other support is available?

Help with numeracy or literacy is available. ICT drop-in sessions are available during term time and are open to all learners. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Learner Support Funding is available for equipment, childcare and travel to learners who qualify. For further details please ask when enrolling.

The topics covered include:

Aboriginal art
Bold use of brushwork
Colour mixing
Effective ways to paint landscapes and portraits
Mixing and using colour effectively
Creating a finished painting
Reflecting on your progress

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